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Current USDA forecasts say lowered table egg production for 2024

By David B. Strickland Poultry Times editor

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WASHINGTON — Egg production for March reached 9.29 billion, which is 1 percent more than for the same time last year. Of this production, table eggs totaled 7.99 billion and 1.30 billion were hatching eggs, and of this hatching egg total, 1.20 billion were broiler-type and 101 million were egg-type, the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service notes in its most recent “Chickens and Eggs” report.

“The average number of layers during March 2024 totaled 379 million, down 1 percent from last year,” the report added. “March egg production per 100 layers was 2. . .

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